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The ORS represents the public interest with regard to the regulation of  investor-owned natural gas utilities in South Carolina -- Piedmont Natural Gas and South Carolina Electric and Gas. These natural gas utilities provide the distribution, transportation, and storage of natural gas in South Carolina. Duties of the ORS encompass rate, accounting, legal, technical, and certain service issues regarding the purchase, sale, transportation, and storage of natural gas by all companies within the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Public Service Commission.

With the exception of safety issues, the ORS has no authority regarding or responsibility for non-jurisdictional utilities including municipal systems, Natural Gas Authorities, and liquid propane systems. However, the ORS does monitor these areas in order to provide information to policy makers in the state.

We are here to serve our fellow South Carolinians and hope that you will contact us with any questions you may have.

Click here to view Natural Gas Regulations.